The Rotunda Hospital has announced it is to extend its visiting hours for partners of pregnant women, following what it described as "a significant uptake in Covid-19 vaccination rates" among its patients.
Effective from Monday 13 September, the hospital says it is extending visiting hours from 8am-8pm each day. Visiting hours are currently 10am-11.30am and 4pm-8pm from Monday to Friday, with hours of 11am-8pm on weekends and bank holidays.
It says all other existing access controls aimed at keeping patients safe will continue to apply. In a statement the hospital said it brings visiting arrangements "close to pre-pandemic levels", adding that the arrangements are being kept under regular review.